Anthem Inc (NYSE:ANTM) Shorts Rose By 4.43%

Glg Llc bought 5,000 shares as the company's stock declined 2.73% with the market. Calton & Associates Inc. purchased a new stake in Anthem in the fourth quarter valued at $100,000. The stock increased 4.36% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $3.83.

On average, analysts expect that Anthem will report full-year earnings of $15.10 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $15.03 to $15.20. Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ:CERN) has declined 2.77% since April 11, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 10.20% the S&P500.

Edgepoint Investment Group Inc decreased its stake in Anthem Inc (ANTM) by 47.98% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Finally, Wells Fargo lifted their target price on shares of Anthem from $260.00 to $275.00 and gave the company an "outperform" rating in a report on Thursday, February 1st.

Anthem, Inc is a health benefit company. Waddell & Reed Financial Inc. now owns 2,737,022 shares of the company's stock valued at $359,481,000 after buying an additional 223,516 shares during the last quarter. The stock outperformed the S&P 500 by 23.75%. For a total of 37,180 shares it reduced its holding in Ventas Inc (NYSE:VTR) by 120,181 shares in the quarter, and has cut its stake in Celgene Corp (NASDAQ:CELG). (NYSE:ANTM) has 86% bullish analysts. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 134,043 shares of the company's stock, valued at $31,616,722.41. CSCO's profit will be $2.84 billion for 18.03 P/E if the $0.59 EPS becomes a reality. For the last reporting period, the company reported a quarterly EPS of 1.29.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.05 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.10, from 1.03 in 2017Q3.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the company. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC raised its stake in shares of Anthem by 18.0% in the second quarter. Wilkins Invest Counsel Inc holds 0.48% of its portfolio in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) for 40,000 shares. About 460,743 shares traded. Magnetar Financial Limited Company reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ:CERN). In other words, EPS reveals how profitable a company is on a share owner basis. For the past 5 years, The Company's EPS growth has been almost 4.60%. (NASDAQ:EXPE) for 9,189 shares. Beach Inv Counsel Inc Pa has 0.07% invested in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) for 15,916 shares. It also upped La Z Boy Inc (NYSE:LZB) stake by 9,729 shares and now owns 10,129 shares. Juncture Wealth Strategies Ltd Liability has 0.55% invested in Cisco Systems, Inc. Pathstone Family Office Ltd Co owns 82 shares. A thoroughly researched analyst report will typically provide detailed reasoning for a specific target price estimate. Georgia-based Lakeview Cap Ptnrs Ltd Liability Company has invested 1.54% in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). On Friday, January 12 the firm has "Buy" rating by Jefferies given. Therefore 41% are positive. Comcast Corporation had 82 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. They set a "neutral" rating and a $151.00 price objective on the stock. On Thursday, August 17 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with "Equal-Weight". The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with "Buy" on Tuesday, October 24. On Wednesday, January 31 Piper Jaffray maintained Anthem, Inc. Endurant Capital Management LP's holdings in Anthem were worth $5,065,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Since December 14, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 10 selling transactions for $62.55 million activity. Zacks Investment Research raised Anthem from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Monday, November 7th. On Wednesday, January 24 the insider LONG ROBERT EDWARD sold $719,250. HAYS ED sold $4.01 million worth of stock or 84,400 shares. "Buy" rating has 12, "Sell" are 0, while 2 are "Hold". Therefore 67% are positive. On Friday, October 13 Jefferies maintained Anthem, Inc. The firm earned "Outperform" rating on Thursday, June 16 by Bernstein. (NASDAQ:CSCO) earned "Buy" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, September 6.

Analysts await Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ:CERN) to report earnings on April, 26. They issued an "overweight" rating and a $270.00 target price for the company. Goldman Sachs has "Hold" rating and $243.0 target. First Interstate Bank now owns 563 shares of the company's stock worth $107,000 after buying an additional 535 shares during the last quarter. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Monday, February 12 report. The ideal time to buy a stock is usually when it is trading at a substantial discount to its target price. The firm has "Buy" rating by Cantor Fitzgerald given on Wednesday, March 14. The stock has "Hold" rating by Credit Suisse on Friday, April 28. The company was downgraded on Monday, October 17 by JP Morgan. (NYSE:ANTM), we can see that the number is standing at 4.38.

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